The past week has flown by. Of course they all do, don't they!
I've had some wonderful opportunities to travel, and I paint many of the beautiful places I visit. This painting is of the Snake River in Wyoming. What a gorgeous river! According to Wikipedia, the Snake River originates in Yellowstone National Park in northwest Wyoming, then flows into Jackson Lake in the Grand Teton National Park, from there it heads south through Jackson Hole and past the town of Jackson. It continues on from Jackson, but this is the area where we drove along side of it. "Snake" is very descriptive of this river, on our ride from the south going up to Yellowstone, we drove along side of it for miles, and it twists and turns constantly.
The water was turquoise, amazing at every view. I took photo after photo. With more beauty at every turn, I was happy to have a digital instead of a film camera. The sky was intense, the water swift, and the surrounding mountains and trees added to the drama of the Snake River. The road "snaked" with the river, and it was wonderful that there were many turn offs provided for sight seeing and photo taking.
This painting is in oil, it is 10 x 8.
Next post I'll tell you about the beautiful Sycamore tree. I love to watch them in August, that is when they first start turning colors from the spring and summer green. Now, I say "summer" loosely, because our summer generally lasts well into October. The turning of the leaves in August reminds me that for all of our summer heat in Texas, winter will come. It is one of my favorite trees in our area. I've painted it on location in the Texas Hill Country areas of the Pedernales River and the Rio Frio. I must stop now, or I'll tell it all to you this week.
Until next time!